The northwest corner of Moreland and Ormewood avenues is a little rough around the edges.
Home to the Jiffy Grocery, a convenience store that some Ormewood Park residents say is an eyesore, that corner is long overdue for a makeover.
Last year, QuikTrip Corp. caused a ruckus when the gas giant tried to put a gas station and convenience store there, to replace the grocery store and the Liberty Tax Service business that sits directly behind it.
Though some residents favored the project, Ormewood Park and East Atlanta opposed it and successfully blocked it from getting the final go-ahead from the city.
Jiffy Grocery is still in business, as is the tax service company, and both are owned by the same person.
But we've heard from lots of people over the months that believe there are higher and better possible uses for that site.
Some ideas, like gourmet foods shop, are good, but it’s questionable whether the neighborhood could support the price point of such a store.
Another suggestion: Perhaps green space or a little playground/park or dog run. It's another good idea but parks don't generate tax revenue to the city.
So while we usually look at redevelopment ideas for vacant spots, we thought we'd take a little departure from the norm this week and focus on an area that garnered so much attention.
What's your idea for the best and highest use for that corner in terms of redevelopment?